Investments, Valuation Report
The Valuation reports are available from two locations, starting from Durell’s Main Menu...
Different Valuation Layouts
There are different layouts for the Valuation...
For everyday use the “Basic” layout is likely to be best, as it does not contain details of income or switching. Hence it requires the least amount of input work, and is possibly the easiest for the client to understand. It is also the best report to use in conjunction with Durell’s on-line valuation service, which only downloads current units and values, matching this layout (i.e. without details of income or switching).
The “Standard” layout is the only one that gives a full transaction trail of all switches and income, though some clients may find it overwhelming, and prefer the simpler “Alternative” or “Basic” ones.
On the “Print Valuation” selection dialogue, shown below, you can choose to print for...
You may include or exclude policies by their stage (e.g. just include “Active” and “Active joint” ones). The dropdown to the right of the word “Exclude” allows you to select all stages of a given type (e.g. all active stages, which in one go would include “Active” and “Active joint” while excluding everything else – see Set-up, Policy Stages ). If you use this dropdown then you must click the “Select” button to activate it.
Choose whether to use the client’s search name (e.g. PUDD P) or first line of address (Mrs P Pudd) in the title, and whether to include a Word template as a header for the overall report – in which case you’ll need to use the “…” button to select a template from your Durell “TEMPLATE” folder (e.g. “Valuation Front Page” – see “Documents, Templates, New”)
Click “Print” to print the whole report, including the Word header page, or “Preview” to see it on screen first, with the option to subsequently print without the header document.
You should then get a report like that shown below…
…followed by pie charts like that below…
Saving & Loading Preferred Report Settings
If the selections you chose for your valuation differ from Durell’s standard or “default” selections, then you can save then as shown in “Reports, Saving Selections”.
The risk profile will only work if you’ve first manually set-up your funds with “risk factors”, as shown in “Set-up, Fund Prices & Graphs”.
The “Yield %” figure is taken from the “Setup / Fund prices and graphs” screen, as shown below.
Data feeds such as Fin Express include yield figures for a few funds, but in the majority of cases you’ll probably need to enter these manually, as shown below, and described in “Set-up, Fund Prices & Graphs”.